Finding ways to fund the Indian economy during a pandemic

The COVID-19 induced pandemic has clearly overwhelmed the Indian society. Seeing the tragedy unfold on our TV screens has been heart breaking for many. Loss of lives has been immense. And my heart goes out to everyone. Hopefully, lessons are being learnt, and people along with businesses will find the relief that they badly need,…

Is nature the best entrepreneur and investor there is ?

A generic description of nature will most likely be , the collective natural, physical, material world as well as the universe at large. Some refer to "Nature" as the physical world they live in. Our best and biggest discoveries all come from nature. And as humans we are all part of nature, so we come…

The evolutionary journey of investing as we have come to know it

In 1949, when Alfred W. Jones came up with an idea that became the first hedge fund as we know it today, he was simply executing an innovative strategy at the time of buying stocks and hedging the positions with short sales. It was considered a revolutionary idea in early 50s, and the markets didn’t…

People are the collateral damage of bad investment decisions made in the market: Investing one on one in the 2020

Since the March of 2020 we have been in the grips of covid-19 induced pandemic. The governments have had to bailout out the economy, because of the economic shock coming from the lockdown measures put in place to protect the healthcare systems and the society at large. And even with all the right intentions, most…

The Utility of money: Investing yourself in people Vs Investing in money

So what is investing and what’s an investment? I would think that, most academic will probably agree that, an investment – or investing – is a process that has an element of gamble in it. The hope is that you make a lot more than you put in, but then there's is always a possibility…

Collective Behaviour: The Linchpin keeping the Human Society and the Market Economy Functioning

A society along with the financial markets generally operates under a Collective behaviour model. And without a defined central command or control, it’s probably one of the best way to regulate activity and growth. In case you are wondering, examples of such systems are abundant in nature. For example, various species of ants that live…

Talking about Economics, Science and Religion. And then adding humans to the equation.

So what do we know about science, economics and religion ? Well! for starters, science existed since the day Universe came into being, and therefore science has been around long before humans or human civilisation came into existence. Science is as old as the universe itself. There is science on Mars, but no economy. Also…

Understanding Emotional Capital

Most Humans are emotional animals, and not just humans, the statement is probably true for most living species on Earth. Unlike money, emotions are hard wired in the overall design of a human being, so separating emotions from a human being is, more or less equivalent to taking out the core of what is being…

When talking about the Indian economy, are we missing the big picture ?

So the new government got into the office on the back of a pitch that was based on a lot of hope and promises, and while I have been personally quite supportive of the need for change. I have never been in any doubt that, the changes will require time and government will have to…

The statistical data and the design of the modern economy

Our modern economic system is overload with all sorts of statistical data, all aimed at helping us better understand and interpret, the overall health and condition of the economy. And one of the top leading economic indicator to measure the health of an economy is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), used by central bankers around…